Joshua Goldstein

Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University

Joshua Goldstein views climate change as a global security issue. An expert on war & conflict, international political economy, world energy and climate change, Goldstein is professor emeritus of international relations at American University. He is co-author of A Bright Future: How Some Countries Have Solved Climate Change and the Rest Can Follow, which examines international responses to climate change.

Goldstein is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Grant, and his book War and Gender won the International Studies Association’s “Book of the Decade” award. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs and American Political Science Review, among others. Goldstein holds a B.A. in political science from Stanford University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

How Some Countries Are Solving Climate Change

Jan 17 2019 - 6:30pm

When it comes to cutting emissions, there are many paths to success. Sweden, France, South Korea, and Ontario have all taken steps to replace fossil fuels with nuclear, hydro and renewable energy, while China is expanding electric car and battery production. But the absence of U.S. climate leadership is causing heads of state to ease off their goals, and violent protests in France against higher diesel taxes are casting a shadow over efforts to combat climate change. Who’s moving ahead and who’s moving backward in the transition to a clean energy economy?

REWIND: Drawdown / Solving Climate Change

To solve climate change, where is best place to start?

The organization Project Drawdown has published a list of top solutions for climate change – impactful actions already in existence that not only reduce carbon emissions, but also improve lives, create jobs and generate community resilience.